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Ilmoittautuminen ja opintomaksu

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  • If you do not have a Finnish personal identity code, please contact the University of Helsinki Admission Services in order to register for the course.
  • International students at the University of Helsinki can enrol on the course with their University of Helsinki username.

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As an Open University student you'll get the University of Helsinki username to access the university's IT systems. The username should be activated after the registration online or at the university.

Online activating requires strong electronic identification. If it is not possible, you should visit the Helsinki University ID-point.

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The course is suitable for language students and for everyone interested in the theme.

Wolof, an Atlantic language of the Niger-Congo phylum, is the biggest and most spoken language in Senegal and The Gambia, but can also be found in Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali and Mauretania. Wolof is used cross-culturally and functions as the language of wider communication. In Senegal, it is spoken by more than 90% of the population even though only about 40% of these speakers identify as being Wolof. Constantly spreading, the language has a wide reach not only in West Africa but has propagating all over the world.

What to expect from this course:

  • Wolof basic grammatical structure
  • Wolof basic vocabulary
  • Introduction to local cultures
  • Diverse and customised materials
  • Resources from Senegal


The course is organized in co-operation with the Master´s Programme in Languages. Master´s Programme in Languages arranges the course in which the Open University students attend.

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